Designer Karen Hess Explores Faux Enamel Technique
Over the past couple of weeks, Nunn Design offered the first Buy & Try Program. Our intentions were to encourage our customers to see a new technique we were teaching, buy it and then try it. Some customers, such as designer Karen Hess, were first in line for our new program and special offer.
Karen not only tried the Faux French Enamel Technique that we provided a tutorial for on our blog (Make These Great Faux French Findings), she learned the basics and then pushed beyond. Here is an account of Karen’s exploration.
I just wanted to share how happy I am with the buy and try program. The faux enamels are fabulous. I’ve attached some pictures of my results….some faux enamel and some faux porcelain!
I took the it one step further as I was wanting color on the tags. I pulled out my Nunn Design transfers and applied them just as I did the word transfers. I’m thrilled with the results and feel they really look like porcelain.
Two friends have already asked to purchase completed ones. That led me to think about the durability of the transfers (esp. the color ones) over time, as in a charm bracelet or hefty dangle where they would have contact with other charms, beads, etc. I’m not familiar with how durable the ND Sealant is on its own, as I only use it under resin.
Note From Becky About Sealant
Karen was right to be concerned about the durability of the transfer sheet with the Nunn Design Sealant as it’s only protection. Although the Sealant is a durable clear acrylic varnish, the transfer sheets themselves are very fragile and could rip if exposed to a lot of scraping and scratching caused by other charms and beads on a charm bracelet. To create an even heavier duty protection over the full image, I love the solution that Karen came up with. – Becky
So, this morning I “painted” resin on top of each charm to really seal them. I think it’s going to be a winner! More importantly, I can feel confident using them in any of my creations.
Thanks again for everything!!
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